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January 18, 2019

This Has To Be The Largest 3D Painting In The World


Street painting, also known as pavement art, street art, and sidewalk art, is the form of art of rendering artistic designs on pavement such as streets, sidewalks, and town squares. Street painting can be made by using impermanent or semi-permanent materials such as chalk.

The origins of modern street painting can be traced back to Britain. Pavement artists were found all over the UK and by 1890 it was estimated that more than 500 artists were making a full-time living from pavement art in London alone.

The British term for pavement artist is “screever”. The term is derived from the writing style, often Copperplate that typically accompanied the works of pavement artists since the 1700s. The term screever is most commonly cited as Shakespearean slang dating from around 1500.


The works of screevers were usually accompanied by poems and proverbs, lessons on morality, and political commentary on the day’s events. They were described as “producing a topical, pictorial newspaper of current event.”

They appealed to both the working people, who (on the whole) could not read and write, but understood the visual images; and to the educated members of the middle-classes who appreciated the moral lessons and comments. It was important for a screever to catch the eye of the ‘well to do’ and in turn attract the pennies donated for their efforts.

Street painters, (also called or chalk artists) are names these performance artists are most commonly called in the United States are called I Madonnari in Italy, because they recreated images of the Madonna. In Germany they are called Strassenmaler.

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